I graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. I have always had a love for wildlife and the outdoors, but realized in my last few years as an undergraduate student that I was also interested in epidemiology and health studies. As a result, I decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Population Medicine, with a wildlife-focused thesis project. I am currently working with Dr. Jane Parmley, and am in my first year of a thesis-based Master’s program. My research will focus on using geospatial analysis to identify areas that could be used as sentinel sites to monitor and study the interaction between wildlife and human health on a local scale.